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UConn Hosts Sacred Heart at the XL Center on Wednesday

Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.3 points per game in 2015-16.
Dec. 1, 2015

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HARTFORD, Conn. –
After coming up three points short in a pair of games at the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, the UConn men’s basketball team looks to get back in the win column when it hosts in-state foe Sacred Heart on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the XL Center in Hartford. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted by SNY.  

The Last Meeting
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UConn (4-2) cruised to a 14-point win over Michigan on Nov. 25 before bowing out to Syracuse and Gonzaga in back-to-back games at Imperial Arena in Nassau, Bahamas. Sophomore Daniel Hamilton (Los Angeles, Calif.) shined over the three-day stretch, averaging a team-best 16.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in 34.7 minutes per game during the tournament.

Wednesday’s game will mark just the sixth time the two programs have met on the hardwood in a series dating back to the 1999-2000 season. The Huskies have won all five match-ups, including an 89-46 victory in the last tilt on Nov. 29, 2006. In total, the Huskies have won 71 of their last 74 games played against in-state competition.

The Huskies are entering their 40th season of competition at the XL Center, formerly the Hartford Civic Center. Overall, Connecticut owns a 249-88 (.739) overall mark in the building, including a 143-21 (.872) record against non-conference foes.

The Pioneers enter the game with 1-4 record and are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. Sacred Heart is led in scoring by sophomore guard Cane Broome (23.2) and senior forward Tevin Falzon (16.5), while Falzon tops the rebounders (8.5).

Through six games, redshirt-junior guard Rodney Purvis (13.3 ppg) leads the team in scoring, while Hamilton’s 8.8 rebounds per game mark and 37 assists are a team-high.

Fans unable to attend the game can keep up with the action via a live gametracker link (posted above) or by following @UConnMBB on Twitter.


 

 

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